8 days in Baku, Sheki & Zagatala Itinerary

8 days in Baku, Sheki & Zagatala Itinerary

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Baku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
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Zagatala
— 2 nights
Drive

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Baku

— 4 nights

The City of Eternal Flames, the City of Winds

A truly contemporary city criss-crossed by history, Baku offers everything from the modern elegance of the Flame Towers to the medieval UNESCO-listed Old City at its core.
Step out of the city life by going to Yanardag and Baku Funicular. Head to Nizami Street/Torgovaya and Park Bulvar Bakufor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Baku Old City, enjoy breathtaking views from Maiden Tower, take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard, and step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Shirvanshahs.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Baku driving holiday planning website.

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. September in Baku sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sheki.

Things to do in Baku

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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Sheki

— 1 night

Azerbaijan's True Historical Gem

Sheki is Azerbaijan’s true travel gem, a small city off the forested slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountains rich in Silk Road history and renowned for its fascinating architecture, food, and friendly residents.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Ilisu Waterfall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish, then steep yourself in history at Sheki Khans' Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

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Drive from Baku to Sheki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a train. Traveling from Baku in September, Sheki is slightly colder at night with lows of 19°C. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zagatala.

Things to do in Sheki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Zagatala

— 2 nights

Charming Churches and Diverse People

A tour of Zagatala reveals one of Azerbaijan’s most multicultural corners with historical relics galore and interesting culinary secrets.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zagatala City Mosque and then admire the striking features of Zagatala Fortress.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Zagatala day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Zagatala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Zagatala can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 14th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Zagatala

Historic Sites
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